Low-hanging wires cause concern in Timbergrove neighborhood

The Wister Court culdesac is finally clear of most of the debris after May's Derecho left piles behind, but now low-hanging wires are presenting new challenges.

Low-hanging wires cause concern in Timbergrove neighborhood

HOUSTON — High-water rescue vehicles are staged and the City of Houston is warning that everyone should be ready for a potential flood threat as a tropical system dumps rain on Southeast Texas.

But that's easier said than done for some residents in one of the neighborhoods hit hard by the May 16 derecho storm.

On Monday, the Wister Court culdesac in the Timbergrove area was finally clear of piles of debris left behind by last month's intense storm.

“Between five and seven feet tall in front of each one of our houses,” Chevonne Greaser told us. “So, it wasn’t just in front of our houses, it was kind of circling the entire culdesac.”

Trash pick-up was disrupted and people could barely park their cars.

Now, most of the debris is gone but low-hanging wires are causing a new set of issues.

“This has been since Saturday it’s been down,” Greaser said. “We’re coming up again on trash and recycling Thursday, and there’s no way. We’ve already missed yard waste for the week.”

Greaser said they're even more worried with another round of heavy rain on the way.

“If the gutters are blocked, if there’s anything that can hold up, you know, we are an area that floods, we flooded in Harvey,” she said. “We try and be prepared and it kind of feels like you’re getting roadblocks after roadblocks as you prepare."

We checked and the wires don't belong to CenterPoint or AT&T so KHOU 11 is trying to figure out who is responsible for them so we can contact that company.

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